To help youngsters prepare for summer child care jobs, the Women's Center at Northwest Medical Center is offering a nationally recognized babysitting class.

The center will offer the two-day Safe Sitter course, which is endoresed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14 and 15, as well as July 26 and 27. The class, open to children between ages 11 and 13, is held at the hospital's Event Center, 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Drive, Suite 130.

The class teaches kids how to handle health emergencies, provide CPR, business skills, behavior management and other child care essentials.

“The class not only gives students an opportunity to gain new skills and information, but also provides them with a sense of confidence in potentially life-threatening situations. It teaches them the full magnitude of responsibility when accepting babysitting jobs,” said Northwest Medical Center's Teri Benitez, in a news release.

The class costs $90. To register, call 1-866-694-9355.